Mumbai, October 15: In a much needed relief to the depositors of scam-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said that he will request the Centre to help depositors get their money back. According to a tweet by ANI, Fadnavis said that he will take the PMC Bank issue to the Centre after elections. "We will request the Centre to help depositors get their money back. I will personally be following up on this", he said.
Fadnavis said this during a function where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto for the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. BJP Working President JP Nadda and Fadnavis together released the manifesto on Tuesday. The manifesto demands to give Bharat Ratna award to Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Savitribai Phule and Veer Savarkar. PMC Fraud Case: Enforcement Directorate Attaches Assets of HDIL Promoters and Directors Worth Rs 3,830 Crore.
Here's the tweet:
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on PMC Bank issue: After elections, we will take this issue to the Centre. We will request the Centre to help depositors get their money back. I will personally be following up on this. pic.twitter.com/CpYuYaMXuI
— ANI (@ANI) October 15, 2019
In the last week, a group of PMC Bank customers met Fadnavis and after an election rally he addressed to campaign for BJP candidate and sitting MLA Sanjay Kelkar, who is contesting from Thane City constituency. Fadnavis had told the depositors that he would discuss the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he meets him on October 13. However, Fadnavis said he could not give them any assurance as the model code of conduct was in force.
On Monday, depositors of the PMC Bank held a protest outside Mumbai's Esplanade Court. The depositors demanded reimbursement of their money from the bank. They said the main aim of the protest is that the money of all PMC Bank depositors should be returned. According to ANI, 51-year-old Sanjay Gulati died after he took part in the rally in Mumbai. Several media reports claimed that Gulati, who had around Rs 90 Lakh in PMC Bank account in the Oshiwara branch in Mumbai, died following a cardiac arrest after returning home from a protest.